Who doesn’t love a gleaming hardwood floor? We can think of many great reasons to consider this stunning and stylish classic. Whether you’re seeking hardwood flooring for your home or your business, we have just what you need. For all things hardwood flooring near you, look no further than McCalls Carpet One Floor & Home with convenient locations in Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee.
No one wants the added stress of finding the perfect floor and it not being in your price range – now that’s nightmare material. Thankfully, our crew of qualified hardwood experts can help steer you towards smarter choices – and stylish ones! - while working within your budget. Understanding the various hardwood options is key to creating a space you’ll adore, and all your guests will envy. Here are a few things you should keep in mind as you shop for hardwood flooring.
When shopping for hardwood flooring there are two main families to keep in mind – solid hardwood and engineered hardwood. These wood floor types are similar in appearance and style but have key differences that make them each unique.
Solid wood flooring is made from a single piece of premium wood. Each plank is usually ¾’’ inch thick, although this can vary from product to product. Given this construction, solid hardwood is strong and durable, and in some cases will be the last floor you ever buy!
Engineered hardwood flooring is a relatively new option that currently makes up about 40% of all new wood installations. Each plank is created by laminating three to seven layers of composite wood together, rather than a single piece of premium hardwood. At the surface is a hardwood veneer made from any one of the popular wood species available, from natural oak to dark walnut. Therefore, solid and engineered wood floors look identical from the surface.
The wood species you choose for your floors determines more than just style – it can also affect how durable and scratch resistant the floor is. Come in and talk to one of our flooring experts to determine which might be the best fit for you and your needs.
Hardwood flooring can be made from a variety of wood species, including:
Humidity doesn’t just cause frizz! It also plays a big role in how your hardwood flooring performs throughout its lifetime. Natural hardwood expands and contracts based on the temperature and moisture level of a room. When it expands or contracts, the wood is prone to warping and buckling. Your room doesn’t even need to be humid, very dry rooms can cause shrinkage and breakage. It is important to assess your humidity levels before buying hardwood flooring.
Well… it depends. If your home is climate controlled – lucky you! Then you can enjoy either solid or engineered. However, if your home fluctuates in temperature and moisture level based on the season you may want to skip out on solid hardwood flooring.
Due to its extra stability, engineered hardwood is better suited for humid climates, as well as above and below-ground settings. It is still not a great option for rooms with significant moisture, but engineered hardwood is certainly less likely to expand or contract under these types of conditions. Engineered hardwood floors are better for our region, and we often recommend them.
Yes! Whatever your signature style, we have a hardwood option (or 100) that’s right for you. There are styles to complement every style genre, with hundreds of stains and finishes offered. Choose a length and width to meet your décor goals best. As an independently owned and operated member of the world’s largest flooring cooperative, Carpet One Floor & Home, we are proud to offer you the selection of large, national stores while still maintaining the quality service of a local store.
We carry incredible products, including exclusive products as well as offer amazing services such as hardwood refinishing. In addition to hardwood, we have exotic options like cork flooring. To learn more about our hardwood flooring selection or browse our product displays, visit us in-store, or start shopping our hardwood flooring selection online now.
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